What is Bectan Sands?
Bectan Sands is a collaborative writing website aimed at encouraging children to develop their creative writing skills in a fun and safe environment. Bectan Sands is an idyllic fictional English village, located somewhere on the Western coast of the United Kingdom.
Schools around the country have already created descriptions for some of the locations and people within the village. Have a look at the Village Dwellings section and see what has previously been written about Bectan Sands.
Can I get involved in Bectan Sands?
Yes! Anyone can submit a story about the area, the people who live in Bectan Sands, create poetry, newspaper articles, or write about the history of the area. If you wish to submit a single piece of writing, then visit our submissions page and enter the straight forward details required on the form.
Can my school get involved in Bectan Sands?
Of course! You may want to add new families to the village, the street could be extended, new housing built, and other areas developed. Ask your teacher to send an email to the village webmaster if your class is interested in developing a large area of Bectan Sands, or the surrounding area.
His email address is - unfortunately - no longer active, following his retirement.
How else can I join in?
You can leave a comment about a piece of work written by somebody else, to let them know how much you liked their writing, by clicking on the 'comment' option below each article and completing the simple comment form.
What does Bectan Sands look like?
...and more maps here
Is the website safe for children to use?
Yes - the website checks all work that is submitted before anything is published, and all comments that are written about a piece of work are held for moderation before appearing on the website.
As the website is maintained by a working primary school teacher, who has had many years of working on online projects with children, safety is a priority.
So, what are you waiting for? Come and discover the people and places within Bectan Sands...